HEART & NUTRITION GENETIC TESTS

 

GENSOMA NUTRITION GENETIC TEST
The Gensona Nutrition Genetic Test will help you learn about the impact your genes have on your ability to metabolize B vitamins, and your ability to fight against oxidative stress. This exclusive test, developed by Interleukin Genetics, Inc., uses the latest medical research and technology to determine whether you may have increased needs for B vitamins and antioxidants.

Interleukin Genetics has long been focused on investigating the genetics of common chronic diseases and has acquired more than 20 patents for certain proprietary genetic variations associated with diseases.

The path to wellness begins when your knowledge of the risk factors that may adversely affect your good health.

Recent studies helped medical researchers understand how variations in genes affect an individual's overall health.

  • To function properly, your cells depend on the action of a vast number of genes.
  • The Gensona Nutrition Genetic Test investigates two genes that are important in managing oxidative stress from harmful free radicals in your system.
  • This test provides information to people interested in improving or maintaining their health, in part by selecting the best possible diet and considering appropriate nutritional supplements.

The Gensona Nutrition Genetic Test identifies people who are likely to have altered B-vitamin-dependent metabolism, or a reduced response to oxidative stress.

  • A positive outcome for either of the genes associated with B-vitamin metabolism means the enzymes activities involved in B-vitamin metabolism in your body are altered. Because of this, you may want to consider the addition of B-vitamin supplements, including B6, B12, and folate.
  • A positive outcome for any of the genes associated with susceptibility to oxidative stress means that your oxidation-reduction chemistry is altered. Because of this, you may want to consider increasing the antioxidants in your diet – particularly vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, selenium, and certain phytonutrients.
  • A negative outcome means you have normal metabolic response to B-vitamin nutrients or antioxidant protection, and an increase in those nutrients beyond recommended dietary intake may not be needed.

The Gensona Nutrition Genetic Test is not a diagnostic and does not provide a diagnosis of a particular disease. The test is designed to help people stay well and give you an assessment of your RISK for developing a disease or health condition.

The Test analyzes cell samples taken from inside your mouth using two small brushes to wipe over the entire surface of the cheek.

KEY FACTS
B-vitamins are critical for cellular function. They are crucial for DNA repair, detoxification of foreign substances by the liver, and growth of new cells. You can counteract deficits in B-vitamin metabolism by increasing your dietary intake of B vitamins.

B-vitamins are required for proper bodily function. Even modest deficiencies have been associated with a number of health consequences.

Oxidative stress results from free radicals that damage proteins, lipids, and DNA within your body. This stress may also come from decreased antioxidant protection caused by an altered metabolic response to the antioxidants in your diet. You can counteract oxidative stress by increasing your dietary intake of antioxidants – to help your body defend itself.

Oxidative stress can be a harmful condition resulting from a decreased ability to fight free radicals, an excess of free radicals, a decrease in antioxidant levels, or a combination of all these factors.

Preserving Your Privacy
Respect for your privacy is of top concern. Interlukin Genetics will protect your test results to the greatest extent available under law.

The test samples are bar-coded for privacy and security. No personal information is visible on your sample.

Interlukin Genetics destroys your DNA sample within 10 days after test results are verified.

Interlukin Genetics state-of-the-art genetic testing laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to ensure accurate, high quality, secure results for every Gensona Genetic Test.

See also the Gensona Heart Health Genetic Test – the first and only test to look for certain patterns in the IL1 genes associated with over-expression of inflammation, which is known to be associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease .

GENSOMA HEART HEALTH GENETIC TEST
See information above explaining generally about DNA Testing.

The path of wellness begins when you increase your knowledge of the risk factors that may adversely affect your good health.

You may already know the common risks for heart disease.

•  a family history of the disease
•  physical inactivity
•  elevated LDL cholesterol level
•  diabetes
•  high blood pressure
•  smoking
•  age over 60

While these risk factors should be monitored and controlled by everyone, many people experience first heart attacks who would not otherwise be identified as being at risk based on these standard risk factors.

Inflammation has been scientifically associated with increased risk for heart attacks, even in people who do not have the standard risk factors.

Using your DNA sample, the Gensona Heart Health Genetic Test provides you with risk information beyond common risk factors, such as family history, smoking, and hypertension, in assessing your risk for heart disease.

The Gensona Heart Health Genetic Test is the first and only test to look for certain IL1 genetic patterns associated with excess inflammation, which is known to be associated with heart disease.

A positive outcome means your body will probably have a lifelong tendency to accelerate the effects of “bad” cholesterol, which may result in increased risk for heart attack at a younger age. On average, over 30% of the population will test positive when taking this test. Individuals with a genetic tendency to excess inflammation may benefit from specific nutritional and lifestyle changes.

A negative outcome means that the pattern of your IL1 genes is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease. It is still important for you to manage the other risk factors of heart disease, such as cholesterol level and blood pressure.


KEY FACT
Inflammation is your body's response to injury – any injury.
•  When your skin is sunburned, it becomes inflamed.
•  Inflammation is also a key player in several chronic diseases prevalent later in life, including rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease.


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
If you have a positive result from the Gensona Heart Health Genetic Test , can be very motivating to become proactive with your wellness. When you have gained knowledge, you can empower yourself with positive action. It can motivate you to develop your own personalized health plan aimed at reducing inflammation, which may improve your heart health. You can accomplish this goal in a variety of ways:

•  Adopt a healthier diet
•  Quit smoking
•  Increase exercise
•  Maintain proper weight
•  See your health care professional more regularly.

“Knowledge is power – only you have the power to change your life!”

The Gensona Heart Health Genetic Test is not a diagnostic and does not provide a diagnosis of a particular disease. The test is designed to help people stay well and give you an assessment of your RISK for developing a disease or health condition.

The Test analyzes cell samples taken from inside your mouth using two small brushes to wipe over the entire surface of the cheek.

See Preserving Your Privacy above.

Contact the clinic by email to obtain the details how to do these tests, cost, and where to send it to the laboratory.

 

 

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